Cycling Brittany’s D’Ille et Rance Canal, A Perfect Weekend Trip

Whenever I plan a bicycling trip to a new area in France, I am always nervous about whether the region is going to fulfill my desire for great scenery, fantastic food, friendly locals and nice bike paths.  I suspect that you may be the same.  If you can only take one trip a year, you want to be sure that the area is going to offer what you are looking for in a bicycling vacation destination.

I am happy to report that my recent long weekend in Brittany more than met my expectations, and left me with a strong desire to return for more bicycling adventures.  As a prelude to my posts about my Brittany bicycling itinerary, I wanted to share some pictures from the trip. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of what you would see biking along Brittany’s D’Ille et Rance Canal.

Car free canal bike path is marked in both directions

Beautiful bike paths, perfect for all ages and skill levels

Lock succession near the town of Hede

Gorgeous attractions along the route

Enveloped by the forest on a bike path deviation near Dinan

First view of the Port of Dinan

My favorite Brittany specialty

Early morning on the streets of Dinan

View along the bike path north of Dinan

Dinard at low tide

Posted by Maggie LaCoste

I love the adventure and unpredictability of experiencing France by bike. Cycling in France is the ultimate slow travel adventure, an opportunity to see it through the back door in a way few tourists experience. One week on a bike in France and life takes on a different meaning! I created Experience France By Bike to inspire recreational cyclists to visit France the slow way….by bike, and to be the best source of information for planning the perfect bicycling adventure. I encourage readers to embrace the uncertainty of the road ahead and to take the path less traveled, exploring roads, towns and villages that you would never experience traveling by car.